Jamie Carragher reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo matching his appearance record in the UCL

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Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 400th appearance for Real Madrid on Tuesday night by scoring his 410th and 411th goal for the club against Borussia Dortmund.

Zinedine Zidane's men secured back-to-back wins in the Champions League with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Signal Iduna Park thanks to Ronaldo's brace and a stunning volley from Gareth Bale.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did briefly put the Germans back in with a shout when he found the back of the net to bring the score back to 2-1 but they always looked more likely to concede a third than rescue a draw.

Ronaldo's second, a typically powerful and clinical finish, in the latter stages of the second half ended Dortmund's hopes of a draw and sealed the three points on a landmark evening for Madrid's No.7.

On top of the aforementioned milestones, Tuesday's match also represented the 150th time the 32-year-old has appeared in a Champions League match.

That has drawn him level with ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and was pointed out by Spanish publication AS on Twitter.

Having tagged Carragher in the tweet, AS were always likely to get a response from the vocal Sky Sports pundit and he didn't let us down.

Although Ronaldo is likely to overtake Carra when Madrid take on Tottenham in October, he insists there is still one record the Portuguese won't match him at.


"Yeah, but how many own goals has he got??" Carragher replied.

"Only thing he beats me on is statues that look like Niall Quinn."

The Anfield hero makes a valid point.

It's unlikely Ronaldo will score more than his impressive tally of eight own goals before he retires.

And that statue of the Madrid star, which was unveiled in Madeira earlier this year, is frankly terrible.

Let's just hope Carragher hasn't inspired a similarly frightening statue to emerge somewhere on Merseyside anytime soon. Now that would be scary...

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